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recognizes the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker very much, and we had an historic occasion last evening, but i rise to comment on a number of issues, and i first want to acknowledge and pay tribute to a texan that was buried yesterday in a tragic incident, chris kyle, a navy seal, who had served this country, loved this country and came back to his family and children and took a cause to help serve troubled veterans. and as he was doing so, along with his friend, chad, one of those troubled veterans shot both he and his friend. what a tragedy, and i think it is important to note the thousands who mourned him and the per session that took him to his burial ground yesterday and to say thank you for serving this nation but coming home to care about those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. that leads me to bring up this whole question of sequester. in my own city of houston, i was able to some four years ago establish the first posttraumatic stress disorder center in a hospital that was not a veterans hospital. t
to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: my friend from massachusetts is absolutely right. what most america is waiting for is for us to address the very abyss that we put ourselves in, the cliff we put ourselves in. the fact that we became hostage to this idea of a commission that was necessary because we could not get members on both sides of the aisle to be able to work together on what should be cut. that's why my friends on the other side of the aisle had members who did not understand how government function. republicans did not understand that congress is a rainy day umbrella, this we are supposed to serve the america people. people can say that rome is burning or the cities and towns of economy are asking us to finally answer the question. under the laws that we adhere to, the president has a right to submit his budget. that should be very clore. no legislation here on the floor is going to dictate the president's budget. there is a law that is supposed to be said the first monday in
're going to charlie. mississippi, independent line. caller: good morning. i am from jackson, where the capital is. i retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house there is legislation where some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. house bill 486 allows people to just elect, if they want to contribute to like a personal retirement system instead of state retirement. host: as far as your personal plan, is that grandfathered by these proposals from the legislature? caller: most of the bill has been in committee. they grandfathered me in because they have retired -- because i have retired. the same thing will for the retirement system, it will bleed people also. host: you do not have to mention specifics, but do you receive a monthly benefit, then? >> it is -- caller: it is about $1,300. i have saved up about $30,000. i am set up, in a way. host: are you going to take social security? have you? caller: i am 58, it will be awhile. host: what did you do for the government? caller: i was a librarian. hos
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